The upcoming months will be an exciting time for yachting Industry professionals and boating enthusiasts alike, with several prestigious events taking place around the world. The international yachting calendar is bursting with a spectacular array of events that are sure to delight all who attend. From the sun-drenched beaches of the French Riviera to the bustling harbours of Italy, Spain, the United States and the exotic landscapes of Abu Dhabi, there are must-attend yachting events taking place in September, October and beyond.
Cannes Yachting Festival
📅 From September 12 to 17, 2023
📍 L’espace voile in Port Canto in Cannes
Set in the heart of the French Riviera, this annual festival in Cannes showcases a diverse range of boats, including luxury yachts, monohulls and multihulls. The festival has been held every September since 1977 in the sparkling Cannes, in a luxurious and elegant universe.
Genova Boat Show 2023
📅 From September 21 to 26, 2023
📍 Genova, Italy
The 63rd edition of the Genoa International Boat Show is an essential event for the international boat market and nautical enthusiasts. It serves as a global platform for institutional, technical and market discussions within the industry.
The Royal Regatta in Cannes
📅 From September 24 to 30, 2023
📍 Quai St Pierre in Cannes
This Cannes event features traditional sailing boats, classic yachts, and various classes of racing boats. Many of these boats are over a century old, adding to the unique charm of the event. Spectators can enjoy races, parades, concerts and more.
Monaco Yacht Show 2023
📅 From September 27 to 30, 2023
📍 Quai Antoine 1er, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious yachting shows, the 32nd edition of the Monaco Yacht Show is held annually since 1991 at the docks of the picturesque Port Hercule of the Principality of Monaco and showcases luxury superyachts and mega yachts for charter and purchase. The event will feature several exhibition areas and unmissable exclusive events.
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez
📅 From September 29 to October 8, 2023
📍 Port of Saint-Tropez
This two-week event in Saint-Tropez features classic and modern sailing boats, including impressive maxi yachts and performance cruising multihulls. Visitors can take day trips to get close to the action.
Barcelona Boat Show
📅 From October 11 to 15, 2023
📍 Barcelona, Spain
This nautical event features a wide range of sailing-related products, including sailboats, motorboats, and luxury yachts. It’s an excellent opportunity for enthusiasts to explore the latest trends in the marine sector and for industry professionals to network.
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
📅 From October 25 to 29, 2023
📍 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
The 62nd Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) will take place from October 25-29, 2023 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, known as the “Yachting Capital of the World.” The show will feature a wide range of boats and yachts of all sizes, as well as marine products and accessories. Yacht builders, designers, exotic cars will all be on display. Runabouts, sport fishers, high-performance boats, sailing yachts, motor yachts, and the most amazing superyachts are among the many types of boats and sea vessels that will be on display.
The show is busy with many big brands and events boasting over 1,300 boats on display. It’s particularly popular for the superyacht sector, with strong attendance from the American market and worldwide.
Abu Dhabi International Boat Show
📅 From November 9 to 12, 2023
📍 Abu Dhabi
ADIBS is a global opportunity to explore innovations in yachting, boating and water sports. It features top brands, industry specialists, attractions, live performances, and opportunities for people in the industry and businesses to connect. These yachting events offer diverse experiences, from admiring luxurious yachts to experiencing the thrill of sailing and discovering the latest marine innovations while enjoying fantastic surroundings.
Antigua Yacht Show
📅 From December 4 to 9, 2023
Antigua Yacht Show falls in the heart of the Caribbean season for industry insiders. With approximately sixty participating yachts, this 62nd edition takes place at three marinas: Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua Yacht Club Marina and Falmouth Harbour Marina, with a shuttle service for easy transportation. Highlights include a cooking competition, seminars and networking evenings. Antigua’s stunning location in the Leeward Islands provides an ideal backdrop for showcasing top charter yachts.